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May 2000

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May signaled a return to warm temperatures for the Brazos Valley, with the average temperature for the month was 3.1°F above normal and 90°F mark reached or topped 11 times. May was not a dry month though, with Easterwood Airport recording 5.57" of rain, 0.77" above normal. However, this was not enough to bring the year-to-date precipitation to its normal amount. The month began with relatively cool temperatures and rainy conditions as a low pressure system moved across the state, exiting on the 3rd. This system dumped 3.85" of rain on Bryan/College Station, the majority of the monthly total. On the 12th-13th, a Pacific cold front moved through the area, bringing rain and cooling temperatures after a brief warm spell. Another cold front moved through on the 19th-20th, once again cooling temperatures. The month closed with a warm spell, as eight of the last ten days reached 90°F or above.

  Daily Temperature Daily Precipitation Monthly Temperature Summary
Day Maximum Minimum *Departure Total Mean Value *Departure
1 74°F 61°F ‑4°F 3.19" Maximum 87.1°F +3.1°F
2 74°F 60°F ‑5°F 0.35" Minimum 67.9°F +2.9°F
3 84°F 58°F ‑1°F   Average 77.5°F +2.9°F
4 83°F 62°F +0°F 0.31" Degree Days Total *Departure
5 86°F 63°F +2°F   Heating 0 0
6 87°F 71°F +7°F   Cooling 395 +97
7 89°F 71°F +7°F   Numberof Days: Total *Departure
8 89°F 70°F +6°F   Maximum ≥ 90°F 11 +5
9 89°F 72°F +8°F 0.14" Maximum ≤ 32°F 0 0
10 88°F 69°F +6°F   Minimum ≤ 32°F 0 0
11 90°F 74°F +9°F    
12 90°F 67°F +4°F 0.47" Monthly Precipitation Summary
13 80°F 65°F ‑2°F 0.05" Precipitation Value *Departure
14 82°F 60°F ‑3°F   Monthly Total 1.82" ‑2.98"
15 86°F 57°F ‑2°F   Year-to-date Total 14.15" ‑1.88"
16 88°F 70°F +4°F   Days ≥ 0.01" 9 +1
17 89°F 73°F +6°F    
18 88°F 74°F +6°F   Monthly Extremes
19 91°F 63°F +2°F 0.76" Extreme Value Date(s)
20 78°F 63°F ‑4°F 0.03" Highest Temperature 92°F 4 times
21 86°F 66°F 0°F   Lowest Temperature 57°F 15th
22 90°F 67°F +2°F   Max. 24-hour Precip. 3.19" 1st
23 89°F 70°F +4°F   Maximum Wind Gust 33 mph 1st
24 92°F 74°F +7°F    
25 92°F 77°F +8°F   Record Book for May
26 90°F 78°F +7°F   Highest Temperature 100°F 1998
27 91°F 68°F +2°F 0.27" Lowest Temperature 42°F 1954
28 89°F 68°F +2°F   Highest Minimum 82°F 1988
29 91°F 69°F +3°F   Lowest Maximum 62°F 1979
30 92°F 73°F +4°F   Wettest Month 14.70" 1929
31 92°F 71°F +4°F   Driest Month 0.11" 1998
  Wettest 24 Hours 6.23" 1983
"T" indicates daily precipitation ≤ 0.005".
BOLDFACE indicates an extreme daily value for the month.
ITALICS indicates a daily record was set or tied.
*Departure from the 1961‑1990 normal.


*New Records Set
Day Parameter Value Old Record Year
No new records were set or tied in May 2000.
*Near Records
Day Parameter Value Record Year
11th Tied 2nd highest minimum temperature 74°F 77°F 1933
18th Tied 2nd highest minimum temperature 74°F 75°F 1927
25th Tied 2nd highest minimum temperature 77°F 82°F 1988
26th 2nd highest minimum temperature 78°F 79°F 1996
*NOTE: Records from 1910 through July 1951 are based on observations taken at the Texas Agricultural
Experiment Station main farm located 7 miles SW of College Station. Records from August 1951 through
the present are based on observations taken at Easterwood Field.


June Normals for College Station
Beginning of the month: 87°F/68°F Monthly precipitation: 3.68"
Middle of the month: 90°F/71°F Precipitation days: 6
End of the month: 92°F/72°F Days ≥ 90°F:  21